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  • INEC registers 5 new political parties

    The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday announced the registration of five new political parties ahead of the 2019 general elections. Mr Adedeji Soyebi, INEC’s Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, made this known at the end of the commission’s meeting in Kaduna. The new political parties, according to Soyebi, are Young…

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  • Facebook launches features to connect U.S. users to elected officials

    Facebook Inc. announced a set of three new features on Wednesday which is intended to boost civic engagement among users in the U. S. The new features on the Facebook platform will enhance easy connectivity with their elected representatives. The new offerings come as the social media juggernaut has sought to rehabilitate its image as…

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  • Bald men targets for ritual murder in Mozambique

    Police in Mozambique on Wednesday issued a warning to bald men, saying they may be targeted by witch doctors believing their heads contain gold. “The warning came after the suspected killings of no fewer than three bald men since March in central Zambezia province,’’ police spokesman Inacio Dina told newsmen. The police said it suspects…

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  • UN human rights chief apologises to FG over comments on expert visits

    High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Al-Hussein on Wednesday apologised to the Federal Government for describing Nigeria as being an “uncooperative” member and blocking multiple UN expert visits to human rights hot spots. Al-Hussein’s apologu is contained in a letter to Amb. Audu Kadiri, Nigeria’s  Ambassador/Permanent Representative to the UN Office and Other International Organisations…

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  • Nigeria records 4,000 new untreated cases of leprosy annually

    No fewer than 4,000 new untreated leprosy cases are being recorded annually in Nigeria, mainly from the poverty-ravaged communities, the Leprosy Mission, Nigeria (TLMN) has said. The mission’s Operation Manager, Mr Pius Sunday, made the disclosure on Wednesday in Sokoto at a seminar organised by the mission. Sunday spoke at a one-day Annual State-Level Advocacy…

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  • Kenya-Somalia border epicenter of evolving face of terror, experts warn

    The expansive Kenya-Somalia border is slowly becoming a haven for a new form of terrorism that has eluded security dragnet owing to its covert nature and sophistication, security experts warned. Somalia-based Al-Shabaab militants have in the last few weeks staged numerous attacks along the volatile border with Kenya using Improvised Explosive Devices and landmines. Dozens…

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  • Australia pledges $5m aide to Nigerian IDPs

    Australian Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop has announced that her country will provide $5m further assistance to address the humanitarian situation in North-East Nigeria. A statement on May 29 indicated that the additional funding will be delivered by the World Food Programme and Red Cross to meet the needs of over 7 million people at risk…

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  • Kebbi to register football club with N400m

    From: Olanrewaju Lawal, Birnin-Kebbi The  Kebbi State Government has set aside about N400 millions to register a football club. The said club is expected to participate in the next season professional football league in the country. Commissioner for Sports and Youths Development, Alhaji Abubakar Imam, confirmed this, on Wednesday, while speaking with journalists on the…

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  • Three central European states hopeful about Nigeria’s economy

    Representatives of the German, Austrian and Swiss Governments in Lagos, on Wednesday said that there were obvious signs that the Nigerian economy would rebound very soon. The representatives differently expressed their optimism at the presentation of a survey conducted by the Austrian, German and Swiss (AGS) companies on Nigeria’s economy in Lagos. The Consul-General of Germany…

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